Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/17/12
In 2011, the Cincinnati Bengals had lady luck on their side. With a rookie quarterback (Andy Dalton) passing to a rookie No. 1 wideout (AJ Green) in a West Coast offense called by first-year coordinator Jay Gruden - the upstart Bengals shocked the league, as their 6-2 record through eight games led the AFC North. Then, in Week 10 of the regular season, the hated Pittsburgh Steelers would come into town. As has been the case recently, the Steelers would walk out of Paul Brown Stadium victorious, this particular time by a score of 24-17. The loss would send the Bengals into a downward spiral that saw them lose five of their next eight games, including the AFC Wild Card game. So it should come as no surprise that, for the Cincinnati Bengals, their biggest home game of the 2012 season occurs on Sunday, October 21st, when the Steelers visit once again. The Bengals will be looking to avenge a loss that saw Andy Dalton throw two interceptions - including one late in the fourth quarter...
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